Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery

Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery

Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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The Thornbury Cider and Brew House offers tasting flights of our popular Thornbury Cider, Thornbury Beer or wines from our parent company, Colio Estate Wines. Painstakingly crafted in small batch lots and made from locally sourced apples, our Thornbury Premium Craft Cider is the best-selling brand in Ontario! Our Cider taps feature our Premium Craft Cider as well as our Cranberry, Blueberry-Elderflower and Blood Orange Apple Ciders. The beer taps feature our Dam Dark Lager, Ladder Run Amber Lager, Pickup 26 Pilsner and Thornbury Light Lager. New Cider and Beer innovations are released regularly throughout the year, so there is always something interesting and fresh to try! We also offer a non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice for non-drinkers and children. Our Experience Room features colourful murals of the cider and beer-making processes and is available to rent for groups, meetings and parties. Our large deck is open year round. Come by and check us out!
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Safari47437
20 contributions
Oct. 2022
What a great place to sample different ciders! There are also seltzers and beers, but we stuck to 3 flights of ciders. There was live music the afternoon we stopped in, and a friendly vibe. Service was friendly and efficient. The snacks looked ok but very limited selection. Highly recommend as a fun place to stop.
Written October 17, 2022
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CricketAdventure
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Jun. 2022
Great ciders, beers, and snacks! There is almost always something new to try and this visit was no exception. Super friendly staff and great service.
Written June 28, 2022
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Cricket, Thanks for the kind words, I'll share them with the staff. I'm glad to hear the your enjoyed your visit. Please come again soon!
Written August 8, 2022
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D Matthew Towns
Quinte West, Canada13 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Stopped by yesterday for a couple drinks. For a place that is so large with a huge patio I really expected more from their drinks. Tried a flight of their ciders, they were all WAY too sweet. Tried a flight of their beers and they were ok, not good not bad. Too many options on the menu and underwhelmed by them all.
Written May 22, 2022
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dmtowns, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the product which you sampled. With 26 taps available to choose from there are definitely lots of options. Our servers are always happy to help guests find selections that are most to their taste. If you visit us in the future, may I suggest our Zero Sugar Apple Cider or our lineup of Zero Sugar Cider Seltzers? As the names suggest, all of these products are as dry as a cider can be. Alternatively, a Build-Your-Own flight of our Zero Sugar Cider, Tragically Hip Road Apples Apples Cider, Premium Craft Apple Cider and either our Honey Crisp Apple Cider or our Rose Apple Cider would provide you with the driest of our conventional cider lineup.
Written June 1, 2022
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Elizabeth C
Barrie, Canada43 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
This was probably our fifteen visit here over the years since they opened. The service is usually okay, never good or friendly. But usually okay. I’m not sure if they are just understaffed for the amount of customers they get on weekends. It seems like it. Today it was full when we went after hiking. The person at the front door was really abrupt and almost rude. You could totally tell she could not have cared less if we left. It probably would have been a relief to her. This is the third time we’ve been there since January and each time it has gotten worse with the service. Their beers and ciders are really good. It’s probably better to just buy some to go. I don’t think we will stop in again. We ended up going to the collingwood brewery and it was awesome. It was packed and there was a wait for everything. But the staff was still super friendly and nice and seemed glad we were there. A totally different vibe for sure. Normally I don’t leave negative reviews because I never know if it’s just a bad day at a place. But service seems consistently pretty unfriendly.
Written April 9, 2022
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Kasra Z
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Family
Great ciders, lots of unique and interesting flavours and combinations. Nice location and building. Friendly staff and good service.
Written November 4, 2021
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kasrazo, We very much appreciate your kind words. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please visit again soon!
Written December 7, 2021
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Alicia D
London, Canada456 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Family
We had a great experience here, despite being short staffed and suffering through a broken fridge the night before - Chad was so kind and accommodating. He answered all of our questions and made the best of a bad situation. He was working with one other person and they were super busy our entire time there - but he made the time to make our visit great. He recommended a great cider for me to try (although I wanted the sweetest one - he said that one may be too much for a whole pint) he was correct. We ended up buying lots of products to take home because of his suggestions. Thank you, Chad! One of the highlights of our trip. We enjoyed the makeshift charcuterie and sausage roll, but most of all we enjoyed the great service!
Written August 15, 2021
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Alicia, Thanks so much for the kind words. Chad is absolutely a star and we are lucky to have him. I will make sure that he sees your complimentary comments. I am glad to hear that he made your experience with us so positive. We look forward to being able to host you again.
Written September 3, 2021
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Lisa H
3 contributions
Aug. 2021
I arrived at Thornbury on Sunday August 8th, after driving 30 minutes from another cidery and calling to ask if the deck was open for samplings. I briefly spoke to a female staff who encouraged us to have a seat on the patio. A young man approached us and stated the patio was closed although other patrons were on the deck. I asked why and he said because it's raining. The patio was open for another hour and there was no rain falling at the time. He told us unapologetically that we could get cider to go. Incredulously, I just stared. We got up and left.
I have enjoyed this cider for years and was quite excited to visit. I had just experienced a wonderful time at Duntroon Cidery with gracious and welcoming staff.
I reached out to the manager without response two days ago, so I write this negative review.
Written August 11, 2021
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I am disappointed to hear of your negative experience. Unfortunately, as we are only able to offer outdoor dining at this time and have limited tables with full weather coverage, we are very dependent on weather. I can confirm that the lower patio (which is entirely uncovered) was indeed closed at 3pm on the afternoon of August 8th. When this happens we do allow guests who have already been seated to complete their experience, should they desire, after the patio is officially closed. If the rain is intermittent or light we are also able to often continue serving the portion of the tables on the upper patio that are covered from the weather. We are unfortunately not able to serve the lower patio during or immediately after rain, as the water on the stairs is a safety issue for our staff. Obviously, this information should always be conveyed to customers with the utmost kindness and regret. I am unfortunately a bit confused by your description of events as I have not received any email about this incident and we also did not have any male staff serving on that day. Would you be able to describe the individual who communicated this information to you? I would like to follow up with our staff about this, but I'm unsure of who to address it with. I am glad to hear that you had a positive experience at Duntroon. They are just one of the many quality cideries and breweries in our area.
Written September 3, 2021
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CSummer
Canada350 contributions
Jun. 2021
We were in Thornbury for a day the last week of June and the weather was sunny and warm. We were able to obtain a table and had a flight of cider and 1 of beer. Choices were difficult to make but our server helped us with descriptions. Fast and pleasant service and lots of good ciders and beer to drink. We bought some bottles to take home.
Written July 2, 2021
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Glad you had an enjoyable experience! It is so nice to be able to welcome guests back to our space.
Written July 9, 2021
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Katja U
1 contribution
Feb. 2021
Super friendly staff and a great experience. Temperatures were decent yesterday (Feb 28/21) so very nice to sit inside. Igloos come with a heater, but if it's really cold a blanket would be recommended, as they suggest on their website. Flights were very generous, we had the melted brie and the spinach dip with it, all very good. Will def be back!!!!
Written March 1, 2021
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Thank-you so much for your review! It is so nice to be able to welcome people back into our igloo space! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. I'll pass your positive comments on to our staff. Hope to see you again soon!
Written March 5, 2021
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Sea B
1 contribution
Dec. 2020
We reserved a covid friendly igloo with a $25 + hst booking fee, which we assumed was a deposit on our meal, NOT an extra charge for cleaning (our mistake in not questioning it further, to be fair, but an extreme charge on a mediocre experience).

We ordered cider flights (tasty) and a charcuterie board which was nothing but several lunchables ( Ritz like crackers, rubbery cheeses, insipid meats and craisins) on a platter. Huge portion could have been vastly improved by quality over quantity.

All of our plates and cutlery were throwaway plastic and paper. Why? When the glassware and food platter were in need of sanitation, why not all of it?

The final dystopian weirdness was watching the waitress roll out the igloo fogger to erase all residue of our visit. The whole experience was not worth the effort, expense, waste generated or chemical usage.
Written December 17, 2020
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586seab, I'm sorry to hear that you were so disappointed by your experience with us. I would like to clarify some assumptions in your review. As we move through this pandemic we have done our best to be responsive to the feedback of our customers as to what makes them feel comfortable. That feedback has been consistent in that single-use items, particularly cutlery, right now make people feel safer. While we wish to be respectful of this, we also wish to reduce our environmental footprint, which is why all of our single-use side plates and cutlery are completely compostable. We are happy to share this information with any guest who asks, but perhaps we should make it more of a priority to inform people of this up front to avoid confusion. The entirety of our safety and sanitization procedures were created in partnership with, and approved by, the Grey Bruce Health Department. The health unit understandably requires full sanitization of our igloos between guests during the current pandemic. We opted to purchase the fogging unit for this purpose as it is the most effective and efficient method of sanitizing these spaces. It actually does not use chemicals of any kind. It sanitizes with an Anolyte solution that is non-chemical, non-toxic, organic and completely safe for people, pets and the environment. This is one of the most effective Covid-19 sanitizers on the market. As you can imagine it is a substantial investment both for the fogging unit and the solution itself, as well as the Hepa air filter (with charcoal filter and internal UV sanitization) in each igloo, not to mention the cost of the igloos themselves. While we do not want push all of that cost onto our customers, we do need to defray some portion of these expenses. Our desire was to be transparent about that process, so we elected to implement a $25 reservation fee rather than simply raise our prices across the board. This fee and the reasons for it are explicitly stated on our website. We felt this was the more honest approach.
Written December 21, 2020
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Thornbury Village Cider & Brewery is open:
  • Sun - Wed 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Thu - Thu 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


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